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US$7 - US$39
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Bar, Canadian, French, Beer restaurants
Sponsored by: Beerbistro

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fabulous food and beer
1. Fabulous food and beer
"Great beer, great food, great music."
tomweiss
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2. Trendy little spot downtown
2. Trendy little spot downtown
"This is a really good spot. Clean, great service, good location"
nuclam
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3. Great spot
3. Great spot
"The mussels were delicious and the beer was great! Fab, relaxed"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to this place on Friday evening. The service was nice and friendly. The beer selection is more than decent. But the food is way below average, if not less. Everything we ordered was mediocre. It’s a disappointment. We are definitely not coming back.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed November 11, 2021

The food and service are excellent. They put a lot of effort into making sure that their customers are completely satisfied. They follow Protocol very well and are constantly cleaning front and back of house.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

Dined here on Sat 13th August around 9:30 pm with my 3 sons … we just wanted a lite bite and a beer. We dined outside. It was not too busy and fairly quiet. We enjoyed good food and beer … Steigl Austrian beer !!!...Service was very friendly. Food was good and very well presented. Would return and recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022

Stepped into Beerbistro on a sunny weekday for a business meeting over lunch. It is a nice and cozy spot with excellent service. While the food options are not many, I tried the European Seabasee, which was mildly enjoyable. The prices are moderately high but...you are also paying for the location and ambience. Still a great spot for social gatherings or casual business meetings in downtown TorontoMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022 via mobile

I had made a reservation for dinner last night because I was meeting up with a friend that I had not seen in three years. I have had dinner here several times before. Unfortunately, last night was a huge dining letdown. Our server was unfortunately...inadequately trained. Ordering a bottle of French wine, produced a bottle of Spanish wine. At no point did she ask how our dinners were. My Boeuf Bourgignon was atrocious. I have NEVER seen it served with croutons of all things! Meat was dry and chewy. Such a shame, as this used to be a great place to dine!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed November 21, 2021

This was out third time at Beerbistro. We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant these last times and had great memories. I don’t know if it’s the Covid situation in restaurants or the lack of personnel, but this time it was not a good evening. The atmosphere...was gloomy and the decor faded. The service was adequate. We had the lentil soup that had too much pepper, small chicken main meal. We also had the smoked trout which was shredded and sitting in a glass filled with lettuce and big chunks of potatoes, not good, followed by the cheese fondue, very watery and served with a dense bread that did not pick up the fondue. Overall a not so good meal. We will not return to this restaurant again,More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021 via mobile

Great beer, great food, great music. Having just come back from hiking in Scotland I was amazed to find an excellent Scottish beer I’d never drunk before. Highly recommend the fondue, wings, and hog wild flatbread. Music a mix of Arcade Fire, Radiohead, U2 etc…

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021

We have been going to the beer bistro a number of years and always enjoyed our time. Since post COVID reopening we have gone back twice and both times the food was really disappointing and overly expensive. Service in the past has always been great...and now is lacklustre. Too bad. We won’t be back a third time.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Omid S, Owner at Beerbistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2021

Dear Chriseil, I am so sorry to hear that, Accept our apology. We had extremely long locked down that caused a lot of lost and we lost many of our employees. We are trying hard to keep and improve our services to our lovely guests....More

Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

We’ve been to this restaurant a number of times in the past few years and it has been consistently excellent. They have a tremendous selection of beer and are renowned for duck fat fries. Between us we had the pork roast special, a flat bread...and a burger, all were really good. This is a really good spot. Clean, great service, good location.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

I think the best part of this place is the decor. Food was good, service was very slow considering we were the only patrons for the first 30 min of our visit. We don't mind, we are slow diners by nature, but even our drinks...took an awful long time. Waitress was new however and did a nice job overall. We went for a light meal before a 2pm show, so couldn't truly dive into what is a yummy and unique menu. We had salmon benedict and mushroom benedict; both good, the side salad is pretty boring. No mimosas here, but you can get a beer-mosa and it was delish. On a Saturday at 11 you don't need a reservation. I suspect though that like all places in this vicinity, it probably gets quite busy in the evenings. We were enjoying the wonderful overhead music, then noticed a theme - they were tipping their hat to Black History Month. Classy touch.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

We dropped in after a show & found that the Beer Bistro was part of Winterlicious, a 2-week period in which restaurants offer reasonably priced prix fixe menus. Since I'd hardly eaten all day, I decided on dinner: tasty squash soup, steak with endive &...fries, and a lovely, rich Eton Mess of meringue & raspberry compote. The beer was great & the service was excellent.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

Our first time at this bistro and we were not disappointed. Meeting with friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There were six of us with various tastes and the food was good - decent portions and great presentation. Large selection of beers as one...would expect. Prices were reasonable however dessert was pricey in my opinion. Two things stand out: 1) The service from Alisha and her co-workers was exceptional, 2) we were not rushed out the door. I would like to return and check out the lunch menu.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

Pros: Nice environment, great selection of beers, varied menu, expert kitchen Cons: Understaffed This restaurant is exactly as it sounds, with emphasis on quality of the beer and the quality of the food. There are quite a few types of beers available, with an explanation...in the menu of what to expect from each type of beer (for the novice). A great place to try beer tasting. My colleague and I both had the mussels and fries which were absolutely fantastic. Beautifully prepared with an amazing bullion to flavour. I believe the fries are double cooked, making them soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Definitely worth trying. I would have given this restaurant a 5 as my colleague and I had an excellent meal, but unfortunately there was only 1 person on staff serving. She was friendly enough, but run off her feet, so service was slow.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

Nothing outstanding...would not go back. So many other choices of places to eat in TO. Service was good.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2020

Four of us had a lovely meal here last night. very good tasty food all round with the salmon taking top marks with the accompanying sauce being regarded as first class :)

Date of visit: January 2020
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Beerbistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4